Thursday, January 21, 2010

Security Assistance, DOD win, State loss?

The Cable picks up on DOD retaining the "Global Train and Equip Fund", also called 1206 for the section of the original authorizing legislation.

The whole story is a little more complex. State ends up winning full control of the section 1207 funds - an account that allowed DOD to transfer funds to State to conduct stabilization and reconstruction programs. Whether State will continue to coordinate priorities with DOD now that they have autonomous control over those funds is an open question.